Durham, NC is a unique and vibrant city of just over 200,000, located in the central part of the state, halfway between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the pristine beaches of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Know as the ‘City of Medicine’, Durham is also a thriving technology hub and home to Duke University.

“Durhamites” enjoy a high quality of life with an abundance of amenities and a diverse community that makes it a cultural gem in North Carolina. With no ethnic majority, Durham offers year-round cultural events, community festivals, and some of the best dining in the country, making Durham a wonderful place to call home.

The natural beauty around the city and greenways along the “Old Tobacco Trail”, our revitalized historic downtown and sites along the Civil War Trail, and an array of options for experiencing the many sides of our community leave residents and visitors plenty of choices for enjoying this trendy, Southern city. Numerous entertainment options include the American Dance Festival each summer, professional sports teams like the historic Durham Bulls baseball team and the Carolina Hurricanes (2006 Stanley Cup Champions), and Broadway entertainment at the Internationally acclaimed Durham Performing Arts Center.

Durham offers its residents reasonable cost-of-living options ranging from downtown trendy loft-style apartments for young professionals and empty nesters to horse farms in the country; from new suburban developments for family-style living to historic neighborhoods in the heart of the city.

To learn more about all that Durham has to offer, click here to visit the Durham Visitor’s Bureau website and check out some of these articles and local blogs:

Duke Gardens is one of the top 10 public gardens in the US!

Durham is the Tastiest Town!

Carpe Durham blog

The latest social happenings are posted on this local Durham blog